Semiofest 2016 venue is a reminder of the spirit of Tarkovsky’s “Stalker”


Semiofest Tallinn will be held in a Kultuurikatel (Culture Cauldron) culture hub. It is a perfect place for Semiofest Tallinn dedicated to a culture of innovation; it not only illustrates but truly embodies the many transitions that our society has been gone through within recent decades as well as the transformative power of those transitions.

Kultuurikatel (Culture Cauldron) is a former boiler house at the seaside in the middle of historical industrial landscape that many can recognize as a Zone in Andrei Tarkovski’s “Stalker” (1979). Though Kultuurikatel has been newly renovated and now serves as a creativity hub hosting, among others, Estonian Centre of Architecture and Estonian Design Centre, some of the old landscape has been preserved and the windows of the Cheese Hall where we hold our sessions, is overlooking the “wild garden”, where the scenes of “Stalker” were shot.

kultuurikatel_2 Photos by Kaido Haagen

For those of you who want to revisit Tarkovski’s psychological landscapes again, “Stalker” is also available online:

Location: Just a 10 minutes walk from the very center of the city and a 5 minutes walk from the walls of the old town. It is also easy to access by a public transport. Address: Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn, 10145. Find it on map:


And please do not forget to think about your contribution to Semiofest Tallinn 2016. We are very much waiting for your presentation proposals, see Call for Papers, with a deadline on Feb 1, 2016.